In 1972, Timmy Thomas’s “Why Can’t We Live Together” hit the radio, and in 1973 it took off and sold over a million. The label was Glades Records, and Henry Stone was The President. All over the country he put to work over twenty five years of contacts in the music business to press up, ship, rail, push, promote, market, and distribute these records himself with little more than a telephone and a handshake, full of cash. The above advertisement from a January 1973 edition of Cash Box, a long running trade publication, shows who Stone dealt with in each of the major urban markets in the U.S. These and others were the cronies he relied on in an unprecedented 10 year streak of hits throughout the 70’s that saw him sell over a hundred million records. As the ad says, “Glades Records…distributed by: T.K. Productions, 495 S.E. 10th Court, Hialeah, FL 33010.”
From 1946 to 2014, Henry Stone ruled the Florida music industry with an iron fist, a brick of cash, and a warehouse full of vinyl. HSM is the last of over one hundred record labels he personally founded. The HSM record label includes works from every decade in his sixty-five year career right up until today. Licensing available for film, samples, advertising, movies, video games, and more. Family owned and operated.